Grab your wagon; it's planting season. Thousands will converge on Detroit's Eastern Market on Sunday, May 15, for the 50th annual Flower Day sale.
Flower Day will be held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. All sheds and open areas will be covered with every possible annual, perennial, herb, shrub and tree at prices well below what nurseries charge. You can also find Six-foot dahlias, fragrant jasmine, pastel Gerbera daisies, dozens of rose varieties, sweet lilac bushes, smoke trees and succulents.
Those planning on attending are advised to come early for the best selection. The growers are so enthusiastic and caffeinated, they'll let you start buying before 7 a.m. (Some customers come as early as 4 a.m.). If you come later in the day, there may be fewer choices, but growers may be in the mood to deal.
Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street in Detroit.
You can learn more about the historic eastern Market and Flower Day by visiting